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News Briefs: Sonando arrested

The opposition Sam Rainsy Party (SRP) said Mam Sonando, the head of Beehive FM, the

country's sole independent radio station, was arrested late on January 30. General

Khieu Sopheak of the Ministry of Interior could not confirm the arrest, but said

the government did want to question Sonando about a story Sopheak said Beehive carried

on January 28. That story was about the alleged killing of Cambodian Embassy officials

in Bangkok, an event that it later transpired had not taken place. The rumor contributed

to the rioting on January 29. SRP leader Sam Rainsy said: "Mam Sonando is a

scapegoat. He should not be arrested, because he did not incite [people]."



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